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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Sept. 2, 2011

Community 5k run/walk to benefit Backpack Buddies program

Northwest Missouri State University's Student Dietetic Association is sponsoring its first Community 5K Fun Run/Walk to support Backpack Buddies, which promotes good nutrition in elementary students.

The event begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at the fountain on the east side of the Administration Building. The route extends throughout the Northwest campus. Water will be provided as well as activities for all ages.

Participants may register the morning of the event, beginning at 9:30 a.m., or in advance by visiting the family and consumer sciences office on the third floor of the Administration Building. A registration form also may be downloaded by clicking here.

The registration fee is $15 for adults and $8 for children 10 years or younger. Participants will receive a free T-shirt if they register by Monday, Sept. 12.

Proceeds from the Community 5K Fun Run/Walk will benefit Backpack Buddies, which assists elementary students in Nodaway County who qualify for free or reduced lunches. Through the program, children receive a backpack with  kid-friendly snacks on Fridays and return the backpack to school to be refilled the next week. Backpack Buddies, which supplies the backpacks and snacks at a cost of about $140 per child, supports 250 children a year.

For additional information, contact Sarah Rice, Northwest Student Dietetic Association president, at S501639@MAIL.NWMISSOURI.EDU.    

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468